The latest edition of Monday Night Football offers a very interesting matchup between the 3-0 Green Bay Packers and the 0-3 Atlanta Falcons. These are two teams that started the season with sky-high expectations. Yet, they've headed in opposing directions since the campaign started in mid-September.
It's Week 5 of the NFL season and the writing is already on the wall for a select few of NFL franchises. Among them is the Atlanta Falcons. After a disappointing 24-10 home loss to the middling Tennessee Titans last Sunday, the Falcons are facing an uphill battle in a tough NFC South to qualify for the postseason.
Who takes top spot?
The Atlanta Falcons are a trendy sleeper Super Bowl team this offseason. Last year the team were hampered by injuries to key players, particularly on defence, whilst this offseason has seen the rehiring of former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter after his firing from Tampa Bay’s head coach position.
New Orleans Saints dominated the NFC South in the 2018/19 NFL season. The Panthers, Buccaneers and Falcons still have reason for optimism in 2019/20.
That’s 6 of the last 15 Super Bowls having a QB on a rookie deal starting. Now it doesn’t look quite so straight forward. This is because with a quarterback on a rookie deal teams can surround their young stats with 5-star talent.
Greg Forbes rounds up the best moments from this week's action.
Who has impressed so far?
Rounding up the best of this weekend's action.
Rematch of last season's playoff matchup sees reigning champs win again.
Everything looks good for Atlanta to appear in a home Super Bowl.